UCA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GAINS NEW BOARD MEMBERS

By Emma Fodor
Office of University Marketing and Communications

The University of Central Arkansas Alumni Association Board of Directors has welcomed five new members.

Jack Bell

Jack Bell ’77, Paul Bradley ’06, ’10, Kim Crissler ’84, ’95, Wes Dyson ’08, Maria Kramer ’14, and Lori Melton ’85 are the latest additions to the board.

Bell, who is chief of staff for the city of Conway, has been involved in and donor to many UCA initiatives. He is a life member of the Lettermen’s Club and UCA Alumni Association. He earned a Master of Science in psychology.

Paul Bradley

Bradley is a Conway native who serves as director of marketing at Conway Regional Health System. He is involved with the College of Business’s Business Information Technology club, speaks at career fairs and is a UCA Alumni Association life member. Bradley graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration.

Kim Crissler

Crissler served in the U.S. Navy for nine years and then worked for the Department of Veteran Affairs until his retirement in 2014. He is a Purple Circle member and a UCA Alumni Association life member. He earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts.

Dyson is an account executive at Williamson Insurance Agency and is also a member of the Arkansas Insurance Hall of Fame board. He is a life member of the UCA Alumni Association and UCA’s Purple Circle. While a UCA student, Dyson was a fraternity member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. He earned his bachelor’s degree in insurance and risk management.

Maria Kramer

Kramer is a physician recruiter for Conway Regional Health System. As a UCA student, Kramer was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority. She currently serves as chapter adviser for the Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha at UCA. She has also served as the liaison between the Young Alumni Chapter and UCA Alumni Association and as the adviser for the Association of Future Alumni (AFA). Kramer earned her bachelor’s degree in public relations and speech communication.

Lori Melton

Melton is the senior vice president at First Community Bank. A former chair of the UCA Foundation Board of Directors, Melton graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business.

The UCA Alumni Association Board of Directors develops and oversees the programs and budget of the association to advance the interests of the group. The board maintains 20 volunteer members, and each member has a three-year term.

For more information about the association, visit uca.edu/alumni/board-of-directors.